German Development Cooperation and Rwanda Water and Sanitation Corporation (RWASCO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide technical skills related to fresh water supply and sewage water disposal.
The MoU was signed on September 21, between GTZ and Rwanda Water and Sanitation Corporation (RWASCO).
According to a press release from GTZ, the cooperation will run for the next three years.
“This is a milestone to upgrade technical skills in order to bring the nation’s semi-skilled employees to the level of quality and competitive services which satisfy consumers` needs in the labour market,” the statement said.
The objective of the MoU is to establish a partnership that will focus on implementing or upgrading professional skills in Rwanda’s fresh water supply and sewage water disposal sector.
Part of the MoU is to facilitate RWASCO`s training center, to be used to implement on-the-job training for its employees as well for sub-contractors.
Smaller companies involved in water installation will benefit from the cooperation in order to strenghten customer satisfaction.
Apart from technical skills, the partnership is also envisaged to tackle cross-cutting issues like occupational health and safety, HIV/AIDS, environment and basics of costing.
According to the statement, German Development Cooperation’s support comes under the framework of its programme dubbed “Promotion of Economy and Employment in Rwanda.”
The initiative is co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
The GTZ Promotion of Economy and Employment program on behalf of Germany Development Cooperation is currently at the end of its second phase and planning a new one from 2010 to 2013.
Recently, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) donated Rwf39 million to support The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS), in a move to create standards awareness.